The Brat Pack
June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for the triumphant return of “The Brat Pack,” starring four of Broadway’s brightest stars who bring the timeless style and energy of the original Rat Pack. This raucous, roaring, ring-a-ding evening of showtunes and standards features Broadway’s Kathryn Allison, Sam Gravitte, Luke Hawkins, and Jelani Remy, with musical direction by Isaac Hayward. The Pack’s return visit will take place at Birdland on Monday, June 12 at 7pm.
Kathryn Allison is a dynamic and sultry singer whose broad vocal range continues to surprise and entertain audiences throughout the US. In 2014 she was the winner of NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation and three months later made her Broadway debut in Aladdin. Since then, Ms. Allison has graced the stage in 2 more Broadway musicals; Wicked, and most recently the Tony Winning revival of Company. She released her debut album “Something Real” in 2019 to audience acclaim; produced by Grammy Winner Dominic Fallacaro. Her voice has also appeared on Showtime’s “Our Cartoon President” and John Cameron Mitchell’s “Anthem: Homomunculus.” Ms. Allison has premiered her solo shows to sold out venues at Paper Mill Playhouse, 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall and Joe’s Pub. She believes that her role as an artist and a citizen in society are linked and she carries that through her creative practice wherever she goes. To keep up with her latest dates follow her @Kathryndallison on Instagram and her website www.Kathryn-Allison.com
Sam Gravitte is an actor, writer, and guitarist. He starred as Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway, reopening the show in September 2021 after the theatre industry’s eighteen-month hiatus. Other major professional credits include Almost Famous at the Old Globe Theatre, Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and his solo show “Songs That Raised Me” which he debuted at the historic Birdland Jazz Club and has performed on both coasts. Sam is a graduate of Princeton University and currently lives in New York City.
Luke Hawkins is a NYC based tap dancer and choreographer. Luke has choreographed for Harry Connick, Jr. and performed alongside him in 43 concerts including The Hollywood Bowl, Wolftrap, UNO Lakefront arena in New Orleans, La Seine Musicale in Paris and the Paladium Theatre in London. Luke also performed in and choreographed the Broadway show, Harry Connick, Jr.’s – A Tribute to Cole Porter at the Nederlander Theatre in 2019. Luke’s theatre credits include the Broadway production of Xanadu, Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel (NYC) and Joya (Cancun, Mexico) as well as New York City Center Encore’s Productions of No, No, Nanette, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and On Your Toes. He has played several leading roles in regional productions as Phil Davis in White Christmas, Ren in Footloose, Huck in Big River, Bert in Mary Poppins, Action in West Side Story, Will Parker in Oklahoma, Tulsa in Gypsy and Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone. His TV and Film credits include tap dancing alongside Channing Tatum in the Coen Brother’s movie Hail Caesar, the 2015 Tony Awards, Gossip Girl, One Life to Live, America’s Got Talent, The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Annie Live. Luke regularly teaches tap at The Broadway Dance Center and is on tour with NRG Dance Convention. Luke has performed as a soloist tap dancer with the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra, The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and The American Pops Orchestra. He was crowned Mr. New York 2012, is a Capezio Athlete and a proud member of 5 artist unions, SAG/AFTRA/AEA/AGVA and SDC, and his solo shows at Birdland have been electrifying audiences for several years.
Jelani Remy is a Montclair State Alumni, New Jersey Native. He was last seen on Broadway playing the role of Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. He made his Broadway debut playing the role of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King. Past shows include High School Musical (National Tour) High School Musical 2! (Fox Theater), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Off Broadway), The Apple Boys (Off Broadway), Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale, The Oscar Michaeux Suite, Love Around The Block at Hermes, and was The Emcee in Cabaret (Goodspeed Opera House). Jelani is a Papermill Playhouse Rising Star and Chita Rivera award recipient IG @itsjelaniremy
Isaac Hayward is an Australian award-winning music director, multi-instrumentalist and arranger who has worked on a wide range of projects internationally. His Australian music direction credits include Ladies in Black (QTC), The Rabbits (Opera Australia), West Side Story (Opera Australia), Come Rain or Come Shine (MTC) and Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures), for which he won a Helpmann Award. His international work includes Bad Cinderella (Broadway), King Kong (Broadway), Phantom of the Opera (Broadway), Into the Woods (Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera), The Mikado (New Zealand Opera), and The Secret River (STC / National Theatre London). Isaac’s arranging work includes Muriel’s Wedding, Ladies in Black, Come Rain or Come Shine, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and arrangements with Alex Lacamoire for Sadler’s Wells, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros. He is recipient of a 2022 Mike Walsh Major Fellowship.